National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC)
Deputy Director-General & Councilor
Yasuhiko Taniwaki joined the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (no Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)) in 1984 after graduating from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. From 2002-2005 he served as Economic Counsellor for ICT and telecommunications Attache at the Embassy of Japan in the United States. He then returned to MIC, where he served as Director of Competition Policy Division (2005-2007); Director of Telecommunications Policy Division (2007-2008); Director of Information Policy Division (2008-2011); Director of Policy Planning Division, Minister’s Secretariat (2011-2012); and Deputy Director General, Information, and Communications Bureau (2012-2013.) He has served in his current capacity since June 2013.